September 2013

Launch of First UCD Medicine Research (UCD MR) Annual Report

Mon, 23 September 13 08:15

Dr Paddy Mallon, Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, launched the first UCD Medicine Research annual report (2012/13) on Tuesday 17th September at a working group meeting for UCD Medicine researchers. The report details the output, profile and activities of more than 100 aligned principal investigators. Dr Mallon said:

UCD remains at the forefront of health research both within Ireland and internationally. This report highlights the productive and varied research ongoing within the many campuses affiliated with SMMS. As part of the School’s research strategy, UCD MR has engaged with research-active investigators, both clinical and non-clinical, to identify key research areas, with a view to further enriching the quality and quantity of world-class research emanating from UCD SMMS.

The report presents the School's research areas through four principal research structures;

  1. Academic Research Centres - our flag-ship leading research structures,
  2. Research Groups - comprising outstanding researchers working in smaller groups on specific fields
  3. Research Themes - comprising large numbers of researchers working in a common broader field of research, and 
  4. Individual Investigators - who deliver a large proportion of research output  arising from SMMS.

Dr Mallon said:

Through this ongoing research strategy, we have already  transitioned one Research Theme successfully into a fully-functioning Academic Research Centre and it is our hope that we will see further Academic Centres created over the coming months.

In tandem with the launch of the report, Dr Mallon welcomed the new UCD Medicine Research website, organised in accordance with the structure of the report. The UCD MR annual report is available for download here. To order a hard copy, please contact a member of the UCD MR team at or directly at:

Ms Yvonne Barry
Research Administration Manager
T: 01 716 6738

Ms Denise Gosling
Senior Executive Assistant
T: 01 716 6837

Ms Niamh McCarthy
Senior Executive Assistant
T: 01 716 6851